espnW Gift Guide 2017: Must-have gifts for every athlete and sports fan


Trying to lock down the perfect gift for your favorite yogi, marathon runner, golfer or skier? Don't worry -- espnW's got your back.

Burton Gold Elite Full-Zip Hoodie

Burton, a sponsor of the U.S. ski and snowboard team, took inspiration from the American space program for this limited-edition Gold Elite collection -- hence the patriotic theme. So, wear this organic cotton French terry knit while rooting for Team USA in February. And who knows, you might spot Chloe Kim in this hoodie at the Pyeongchang Games. ($74.95; burton.com)

Sunski Olemas Polarized Sunglasses

With polarized lenses that reduce 99 percent of visible glare from water, snow, sand and pavement, these specs are the perfect seasonal sports accessory. The eyewear also comes with a carrying case, microfiber bag and a lifetime warranty. ($58; rei.com)

Watercolor Dreams Leggings

These handmade poly-spandex leggings are sweat-wicking and sport a hidden waistband pocket -- perfect for storing credit cards and keys during a workout. The print placement will differ per pair and they come in sizes 8 to 26. ($60; etsy.com)

Rule #5 Cosmetic Case Set

Want to commemorate your loved ones' Boston Marathon finish time or even a jog around the block? This set of cosmetic travel cases features customizable running-inspired details: The exterior can be embroidered with race clock times or even an inspirational quote. ($70; rulenumberfive.com)

'Choose to Matter' Hardcover Book by Julie Foudy

Soccer legend and ESPN correspondent Julie Foudy takes the reader on a magical journey of self-discovery in this read, with life-changing tidbits from women leaders from all walks of life, including "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts and soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan. P.S. Socks not included. ($12.85; barnesandnoble.com)

Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier and Filter Bottle

Planning a trek around the globe or even a local family fishing trip? If so, this mobile filtration system is a must. All you have to do is fill it up, then give it 15 seconds to purify, and you'll have drinkable water that is 99.99 percent free of viruses and disease-causing bacteria. ($59.95; amazon.com)

Gaiam Backless Balance Ball Chair

Who wouldn't want to engage their core muscles while making important business decisions? Amirite? This 52-centimeter balance ball helps with the back pain that can come from sitting at a desk for eight hours and promotes proper posture. ($59.99; target.com)

Fitbit Ionic Watch

In addition to being water-resistant and equipped with a built-in GPS, this fitness-friendly smartwatch has 14 new apps, which were specifically developed for its platform. Now users can browse the New York Times, Surfline, Game Golf and its new Fitbit Leaderboard, which allows users to compare their stats against family and friends from the face of their watch. ($299.95; fitbit.com)

Reebok Mixed Tape Hero Racer Sports Bra and Lux Bold Leggings

Does your favorite yogi downward-dog to the beat of their own drum? If so, this music-inspired, eye-catching padded sports bra and these moisture-controlling leggings may just be the perfect fit. ($40 for the sports bra, $55 for the leggings; reebok.com)

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest LED Kit

Grow fresh veggies and herbs right from your dorm room or kitchen countertop with this kit, which allows for six plants to develop at a time. Just don't forget to water the food! ($129.99; kohls.com)

Faction Prodigy All-Mountain Free-Ride Skis

These skis (advanced to expert level) come in a variety of lengths, with a 96-millimeter waist and a progressive sidecut. The graphic gives it an added cool factor. ($629; factionskis.com)

Goal Five 'Foudy' Crew Neck Long-Sleeve Training Top

Does the soccer player in your life want to channel their inner Julie Foudy? (Clearly, we can't stop our own fandom!) If so, give them this contoured long-sleeve tee, which is inspired by the two-time World Cup and Olympic champion. ($49; goalfive.com)

Yellow Willow Yoga Mat

This mat is made from textured recycled fabrics and natural rubber, making it both sustainable and functional. It also features a layer of grip texture (X-grip), which promises to keep your mat in place through every warrior and triangle pose. ($98; yellowwillowyoga.com)

Tory Burch Sport Down Jacket

This ultra-lightweight, water-repellent and wind-resistant outerwear is insulated with white duck down and fits in a small zip pouch for the intrepid winter sports enthusiast. ($198; torysport.com)

Puma Ignite Spikeless Sport Golf Shoes

Looks and feels like a sneaker, but functions like a golf shoe. This fashionable footwear may just take your game to the next level. ($120; puma.com)